Friday, July 26, 2019

Safari 2019 July 26th

Wattle with very large blooms
100 year old dam wall
A cloudy sky to greet us this morning --grey sea and grey sky. This was not so encouraging but we have had an excellent day touring a little way inland. We set up camp mid morning at the Yeldulknie Weir and Reservoir. The construction of the dam wall was completed in 1912..over 100 years ago. Sadly at the present the Reservoir is completely dry. The picnic and camping areas were most inviting with several marked walks through the bush. The Reservoir Walk took us over 4km through the bushland along the water line and up the Yeldulknie Creek. Spring is beginning to show in the area with flowers in bloom..Wattle, Hop Bush, Tobacco Bush, and even one example of a Harbenger of Spring which does not bloom at home till September.

Empty reservoir basin

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